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InBev UK
Brewed at Marstons (Marstons plc)

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Contract brewed by Marston for Interbrew UK.
Also known as "Draught Bass"
Brewed to 4.4% abv, Draught Bass is still brewed to an original recipe using only the finest ingredients and the experience of generations. It is brewed with two strains of yeast to produce a complex nutty, malty taste with subtle hop undertones, which has widespread appeal to repertoire drinkers.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4442) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2007
Cask at The Golden Retriever, Bracknell. Ambered coloured with a thin white head; malty aroma; taste is slightly sour with a citric edge; leading to a dry, slightly bitter aftertaste. Very refined - the essence of an English bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1137) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2006
A pale, copper brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A very light, malty nose, sweetish with some caramel notes. The taste is dry, a bit on the weak side to start, then a sweetish malt and fruit flavour comes through. The finish is quite dry. (Cask - The Ordance Arms, Stibbard, nr. Fakenham, Norfolk).

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 1, 2006
GOod widely available English ale. Malty taste, some hops. Lighter ale, hits of apple and caramel aroma.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
cask at white swan, York: aroma was slight and malty with hops in the backround. the beer was copper colored and translucent. Flavor is nicely balanced, and slight fruitiness. Good carmel malt flavor. Slight bit of metal taste. Bittersas it finishes. light palate.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2006
Cask (handpump) @ , Cannington TA5. Amber coloured, quickly vanishing froth; very shy hoppy nose, very light fruity taste, kind of bitter fruitiness in the end.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ALLOVATE (2381) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2006
Handpump @ the Old Hand & Diamond Inn, Coedwy, Wales.
If I thought this was dismal in the bottle and couldn’t get worse, I was now seriously mistaken. Poured a chestnut hued gold, bright, with a quickly diminishing thin pad of white (though the pint was filled to the brim - value!). Rust and peanut aroma, touch of malt. Thin, watery and overly sweet in the mouth for its dismal body to handle. There’s just an inkling of malt and a little zest of something I couldn’t define down the sides of the tongue, and the aftertaste has traces of brine, nuts and butter. This is woeful at best. Washed it down with a bottle of water and some hardy bangers and mash as I couldn’t bring myself to tip it out. A famous name, not a famously good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Had this as a gravity cask at The Star pub in Bath, England. First time I’d ever heard that this beer was produced for such a market. Typical of the normal Bass flavoring and texture, however the cask nature has softened some of the rough edges and as such makes for a more enjoyable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2006
Cask handpull at The Flute, Liverpool. Copper coloured with lasting white head. Still a very good session beer. Enough flavour to keep you coming back for more, without being overwhelming. Good minerality. Some caramel, some hop, some yeast. Always found it hard to pin down Bass. Bit of sweetness, bit of lemon citrus. Or was that the girl’s perfume?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 22, 2006
Pint at the Drffryn Arms in the Gwaun Valley (Pembrokeshire NP, Wales) - a pub like no other! Gravity fed into a jug before being served in the pint glass. Was certainly well kept and the late night pint was an experience.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 12, 2006
Refreshing, good quallity, I understand now why it is considered a good beer.


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